CTVA US Adventure - "Primus" (Ivan Tors/Metromedia)(1971-72) Robert Brown

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Primus
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
John King, New York, Rina Fox
references:
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Ivan Tors Production
in association with
Metromedia Producers Corporation
for First-Run Syndication
Executive Producer Ivan Tors
Produced by Andy White

US Underwater Adventure series 1971 26 episodes x 30 min color
Starring
Robert Brown
as Carter Primus
Will Kuluva as Charlie Kingman
Eva Renzi as Toni Hayden

Prermise:
An undersea expert fights crime as well as sharks. An updated version of "Sea Hunt"

"Primus" theme music by Leonard Rosenman
Directors include:- Ricou Browning, John Florea

From: Mark A. Kuluva (mkuluva@mcghomeloans.com)
My uncle, Will Kuluva, starred in the TV show, “Primus” in the 70’s. I do see the episode list on your site.
I badly want to find this series on DVD or VHS. Can you direct me as to how I might find it?
Thank you! Mark Kuluva

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Syndicated Program
New York City Airdates :
Wednesdays 7:30 on on NBC (15Sep71-19Jan72)
Fridays 10:30pm on NBC (21Apr72-08Sep72)



1.1 [--] Primus: TEN MINUTES TO ETERNITY
15Sep71 NBC Wed
Starring: Robert Brown (as Carter Primus)
Guest cast:
Henry Darrow ......... Elliot Jenson
Mike Road ............ Dr. Pemberton
Dan Chandler ......... Bill Bolton
Anna Ivara ........... Alice
Synopsis:
Primus is retained for a planting of explosives. [RF]

1.2 [--] Primus: DEEPEST OF THE DEEP
22Sep1971 NBC Wed
Starring: Robert Brown (as Carter Primus)
Guest cast:
Susan Oliver ....... Nicola
Chris Robinson ..... George
Henry Darrow ....... Jorge
Synopsis:
In the premiere episode a man seeking to steal a new invention by Primus' sidekick is thwarted when his
two man sub gets trapped when a mining explosion causes an underwater rock fall. The new invention is
a robot that allows mining at up to 350 feet below sea level depth. With the aid of the new robot, Primus
rescues the would be thief. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Primus' girlfriend, Nicola, uses an untested, underwater breathing device, unaware that the device has
been mechanically altered and is lethal if used. [RF]

1.3 [--] Primus: TRIAL AND TERROR
29Sep1971 NBC Wed
Written by Art Arthur
Directed by Ricou Browning
Starring: Robert Brown (as Carter Primus)
Guest cast:
Bill Williams ...... Ambassador Freemont
William Marshall ... Prime Minister Melina
Frank Logan ........ Morros
Synopsis:
Carter is involved in political intrigue as he tries to protect the Ambassador on the island of Mangaya. [RF]
*Note: Filmed in Nassau and Key West.

1.4 [--] Primus: KISS OF LIFE
06Oct1971 NBC Wed
Written by Frank Telford
Story by Ivan Tors
Starring: Robert Brown (as Carter Primus)
Guest cast:
Susan Oliver ....... Nicola
Gordon Cooper ...... Gerald
Synopsis:
Primus must rescue an oceanographer who has been stung by a scorpion fish whose sting causes an allergic
reaction which could be fatal. [RF]

[--] 13Oct71 pre-empted: World Series pre-game show
("Steel Fish" originally scheduled for this date was aired 21Apr72)


1.5 [--] Primus: UNDERWATER GETAWAY
20Oct1971 NBC Wed
Starring: Robert Brown (as Carter Primus)
Guest cast:
James Wainwright ... Jake
George De Vries .... Kenton
Wayne Crawford ..... Nick
Synopsis:
After stealing $50,000 two bank robbers with a knowledge of skin diving head for an ingenious hideout:
the underwater habitat used by Primus. [RF]

1.6 [--] Primus: THE PHANTOM HORSE
27Oct1971 NBC Wed
Starring: Robert Brown (as Carter Primus)
Guest cast:
Joan Murphy ........ Christina Parker
John McLaughlin .... Kober
Joseph Hecht ....... Inspector
Ben Rossi .......... Loudon
Synopsis:
When a narcotics organization operating undersea refines opium into heroin and makes delivery entirely
underwater, Primus finds himself involved in one of the most unique smuggling operations in the Western
hemisphere. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Primus becomes involved in a dangerous narcotics operation which refines opium into heroin and makes
delivery underwater. [RF]

1.7 [--] Primus: BEARER OF LIGHT
03Nov1971 NBC Wed (rerun 08Dec71)
Starring: Robert Brown (as Carter Primus)
Guest cast:
Louis Zorich
Mart Hulswit ........ Jim North
Phil Philbin ........ Wallace
Synopsis:
The son of a Greek shipping magnate is trapped in the wreck of a sunken WW II vessel. Primus swims to his
rescue with an underwater torch and discovers the man plans to use it in a $5 million robbery. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Primus is called on to recover cannisters of deadly phosphorus which subsurface currents have carried away
from a sunken barge. [RF]

1.8 [--] Primus: THE OIL RIG
10Nov1971 NBC Wed
Starring: Robert Brown (as Carter Primus)
Guest cast:
Bibi Besch
Synopsis 1:
An electrical storm causes a gigantic explosion aboard a rig drilling off shore for oil. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
A sudden electrical storm ignites an offshore oil drilling rig and Primus must save a colleague from
that fire. [RF]
Synopsis 3:
Primus rescues his friend and colleague from a raging inferno and almost certain death when a sudden electrical
storm causes a devastating explosion on an offshore oil rig. [RF]

1.9 [--] Primus: PIPELINE FOR DANGER
17Nov1971 NBC Wed
(replaced "The Sea Is Boiling Hot" re-scheduled to 29Dec71)  
Starring: Robert Brown (as Carter Primus)
Guest cast:
Keene Curtis ........ E. Wayne Garnett
Ric Applewhite ...... Aly
Allan Grant ......... Defense Attorney
Synopsis:
(no synopsis available)                 

1.10 [--] Primus: BREAKING POINT
24Nov1974 NBC Wed
Starring: Robert Brown (as Carter Primus)
Guest cast:
Guy Stockwell ....... Astronaut
Bruce McLaughlin .... Dr. Barton
Chip Greer .......... Ray Walter
Jerry Mann .......... Bob Miller
Synopsis:
An emotionally unstable astronaut creates havoc in an undersea habitat. [RF]

1.11 [--] Primus: THE 65th MINUTE
01Dec1971 NBC Wed
Starring: Robert Brown (as Carter Primus)
Guest cast:
Michael Kermoyan .... Malin
William Prince ...... Admiral
Paul Hubschmid ...... Captain
Synopsis:
The deranged captain of a foreign submarine threatens to attack the east coast of the United States Primus,
alerted 10 the emergency, attempts to intercept his underwater death machine. [RF]

1.12 [--] Primus: BLADE OF FIRE
08Dec1971 NBC Wed
Starring: Robert Brown (as Carter Primus)
Guest cast:
Sam Coppola ......... Mike Randall
Ted Swanson ......... Ed Wallace
Synopsis:
Primus must rescue a man trapped in the wreck of a sunken World War II vessel. [RF]

1.13 [--] Primus: TEKITE #1
15Dec1971 NBC Wed
Starring: Robert Brown (as Carter Primus)
Guest cast:
Erik Ashton ......... Barrett
William Marquez ..... Flores
Augie Brown ......... Adams
Synopsis:
While training dry land miners to dig on the ocean floor, Primus discovers that two miners searching
for ore samples are missing. [RF]

1.14 [--] Primus: 49 SHARKS
22Dec1971 NBC Wed
Starring: Robert Brown (as Carter Primus)
Guest cast:
(no guest cast details)
Synopsis:
Primus attempts the rescue of a man at depths beyond which divers should go. [RF]

1.15 [--] Primus: THE SEA IS BOILING HOT
29Dec1971 NBC Wed (originally scheduled for 17Nov71)
Starring: Robert Brown (as Carter Primus)
Guest cast:
Monroe Myers ........ Roberto Bellini
Dick Sterling ....... Newscaster
Neil Patrick ........ Pilot
Synopsis:
A volcano spews molten lava during an undersea expedition.

1.16 [--] Primus: DEATH TIDE
05Jan1972 NBC Wed
Starring: Robert Brown (as Carter Primus)
Guest cast:
Brooke Bundy ........ Jan
Luke Halpin ......... Greg
Al Burton ........... Steve
Synopsis 1:
Teenagers concerned with pollution of the seas, steal Primus underwater two-man submarine to locate
factory drain outlets. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Primus rescues over zealous ecology-minded teenagers. [RF]
Synopsis 3:
Halloween masked teenagers, hell bent on discovering factory drain outlets suspected of polluting
the seas, steal Primus' underwater two-man submarine. [RF]

1.17 [--] Primus: SEA SERPENT
12Jan1972 NBC Wed
Starring: Robert Brown (as Carter Primus)
Guest cast:
Adam West ........... Jenson
Paul Robertson ...... Dr. Johnson
Dr. W.E. Haast ...... Himself
Synopsis:
Carter Primus investigates a report a 20-foot sea monster which turns out to be an anaconda thqt was
washed overboard en route from Brazil. [RF]

1.18 [--] Primus: THE SNIPER
19Jan1972 NBC Wed
Starring: Robert Brown (as Carter Primus)
Guest cast
Ralph Meeker
Jeff Gillan
Synopsis:
Primus faces dilemma when he is discovers a rogue Soviet nuclear submarine that threatens to launch it's missiles
at the United States. [RF]

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[replaced by the "Mouse Factory" 26Jan72]
    "Primus" returnS 21Apr72 Friday 10:30 PM
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1.19 [--] Primus: THE STEEL FISH
21Apr1972 NBC Fri (originally scheduled for 13Oct71)
Teleplay by Frank Telford
Story by Andy White & Frank Telford
Starring: Robert Brown (as Carter Primus)
Guest cast:
Charles G. Martin ..... Admiral Dayton
Victor Junguera ....... Papa
Synopsis:
A mystery involving the disappearance of an experimental torpedo.
(15Oct71 WTEV ABC Fri New Bedford 7:30pm ET)

1.20 [--] Primus: BLACK DIAMONDS
28Apr1972 NBC Fri
Starring: Robert Brown (as Carter Primus)
Guest cast:
Lloyd Bochner ........ Derek Simpson
William Kerwin ....... Captain
Synopsis:
When a plane crashes in the ocean with $7 million worth of industrial diamonds, insurance investigator Derek
Simpson assigns Primus to locate the wreckage. Primus finds it but so does an enemy submarine, which attacks
him underwater. [RF]

1.21 [--] Primus: INFRA-RED
05May1972 NBC Fri
Starring: Robert Brown (as Carter Primus)
Guest cast:
Charles Sheldon ...... Captain Gaitan
Aspa Nakapoulou ...... Isabel Ramirez
Synopsis:
Primus is commissioned to guard a museum filled with priceless treasures. The museum is located near the sea and
while Primus and his assistant attempt to install infrared devices underwater, they are trapped by a steel net. [RF]

1.22 [--] Primus: NUCLEAR BLACK MARKET
12May1972 NBC Fri
Starring: Robert Brown (as Carter Primus)
Guest cast:
Nico Minardos ........ Jelal Zara
Rayford Barnes ....... Lin Nordgren
Rex Richards ......... Alex
Synopsis:
While investigating the death of an underwater photographer, Primus is assigned to investigate a plutonium black
market ring. [RF]

1.23 [--] Primus: THE BLACK HOLE
19May1972 NBC Fri
Starring: Robert Brown (as Carter Primus)
Guest cast:
Arthur Franz ......... McKeldy
Frank Schuller ....... Redman
Synopsis:
Primus hires professional skin divers to locate a boat, which disappeared mysteriously. [RF]

1.24 [--] Primus: TRAPPED (Part 1)
26May1972 NBC Fri
Starring: Robert Brown (as Carter Primus)
Guest cast:
Chris Banks .......... Alan Sawyer
Michael Phillips ..... Kevin Brown
Synopsis:
While Primus trains three divers to search a sunken ship, one receives a gash on his arm, and a school of sharks
is attracted by the blood.

1.25 [--] Primus: TRAPPED (Part 2)
02Jun1972 NBC Fri
Starring: Robert Brown (as Carter Primus)
Guest cast:
Chris Banks .......... Alan Sawyer
Michael Phillips ..... Kevin Brown
Synopsis:
Efforts to save a diver threatened by sharks continue in the conclusion of "Trapped".
Synopsis 2:
In this concluding episode a school of sharks surrounds a diving mission led by Primus and injures one diver.
While Primus surfaces for medical aid and fresh air supply, the divers seek refuge in a sunken wreckage.
(07Feb72 ABC Mon WTEV-6 Bedford/Boston)

1.26 [--] Primus: THE NET
09Jun1972 NBC Fri
Starring: Robert Brown (as Carter Primus)
(no guest cast details)
Synopsis:
A diver, stricken with nitrogen narcosis, disappears into a shapeless eerie ocean mass Primus swims
to investigate. [RF]

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Primus - reruns (16Jun72-08Sep72)
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[--] 16Jun1972 NBC Fri - Rerun of "Ten Minutes to Eternity" (first aired 15Sep71)


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[--] Primus: (Unknown Episode)
Synopsis:
Primus faces dilemma when be is hired to investigate a phosphate plant believed to be the cause of pollution
in a nearby river where all fish life is dead. [RF]

[--] Primus: (Unknown Episode)
Synopsis:
Primus is training land miners to dig on the ocean bottom when an approaching hurricane suspends the
operation. [RF]


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